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Kentucky vs. Southern Illinois Game Thread

Time to get back on track.

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We’ve got out first big change before the game even tips. Immanuel Quickley will be the starting point guard tonight, replacing Ashton Hagans, who started Tuesday night vs. Duke and has been getting more run there since the exhibition games began.

Well, Tuesday was a tough pill to swallow for the Wildcats. After much anticipation and excitement for the season, Kentucky came out flat and could not recover after Duke came out hot.

It was a bad way to start the season, but, it’s still only one game. And one game, especially the first one, does not define a season.

The Cats are back in action tonight as they take on Southern Illinois in Rupp Arena at 7:00 pm EST. I fully expect Kentucky to get back on track and show us all why they are worthy of their ranking.

It’s a long season that will be full of trials and tribulations, but this team still has a really great chance of making it to the Final Four.

This game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. You can watch it online using Watch ESPN, the Watch ESPN app and fuboTV. You can listen to an online radio stream via UK Athletics.

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